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Resource Guide:
American History to 1877

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Colonial history (1607-1775) E 186-199
French and Indian War, 1755-1763 E 199
The Revolution, 1775-1783 E 201-298
1775-1789. The Confederation, 1783-1789 E 303-309
1789-1809. Constitutional period E 310-337
Jefferson's administrations, 1801-1809 E 331-337
War of 1812E351.5-364.9
Missouri CompromiseE373
Mexican War, 1846-1848 E401-415.2
Civil War period, 1861-1865 E456-655
Confederate States of AmericaE482-489
Reconstruction, 1865-1877 E668
Purchase of Alaska, 1867 E669
Grant's administrations, 1869-1877E671-680

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • United States--History--1600-1775, Colonial period.
  • United States--History--1775-1783, Revolution.
  • United States--History--1783-1815--Maps.
  • United States--History--1783-1865--Sources.
  • United States--History--1809-1817.
  • United States--History--1861-1865, Civil War.
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • War of 1812.
  • Louisiana Purchase.
  • Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794.
  • Boston Massacre, 1770.
  • Bacon's Rebellion, 1676.
  • French and Indian War (United States : 1754-1763)
  • Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773
  • Bon Homme Richard (Ship)
  • Manifest Destiny.
  • Mason-Dixon Line
  • Confederate States of America.
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages--United States.
  • Great Awakening.
  • Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
  • Monroe doctrine.
  • Industrial revolution--United States.
  • Emancipation proclamation.

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Enslaved women in America : from colonial times to EmancipationE 443 .W47 2017
An empire on the edge : how Britain came to fight AmericaE 210 .B94 2015
The witches : Salem, 1692KFM 2478.8 .W5 S35 2015
American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to EmancipationE 446 .A48 2012
Abolition : a history of slavery and antislaveryHT 861 .D74 2009
Founding mothers : the women who raised our nationE 176 .R63 2004
American Revolution : the definitive encyclopedia and document collectionE 208 .A44 2018
Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary WarE 279 .D35 2014
The Whiskey Rebellion : frontier epilogue to the American RevolutionE 315 .S59
Bills, quills, and stills : an annotated, illustrated, and illuminated history of the Bill of RightsKF 4750 .M39 2014
Defending the old dominion : Virginia and its militia in the war of 1812E 359.5 .V8 B88 2015
Jefferson's great gamble : the remarkable story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the men behind the Louisiana PurchaseE 333 .C465 2003
Reconstruction : a concise history E 668 .G89 2018
Early American CartographieseBook
The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763eBook
Boy Soldiers of the American RevolutioneBook
Daily Life During the American RevolutioneBook
The Louisiana Purchase and the Exploration, Early History and Building of the WesteBook
Privateering : Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812eBook
Dividing the Union : Jesse Burgess Thomas and the Making of the Missouri CompromiseeBook
Recollections of the War with MexicoeBook
Princes of Cotton : Four Diaries of Young Men in the South, 1848-1860eBook
Schliemann and the California Gold Rush : The 1850-1852 American Travel Journal of Heinrich Schliemann: a Transcription and TranslationeBook
Theater of a Separate War : The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865eBook
Seward's Folly : A New Look at the Alaska PurchaseeBook
The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian TerritoryeBook

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Early American Studies
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of African-American History
  • Chinese America: History and Perspectives
  • Wicazo Sa Review
  • American Jewish History
  • American 19th Century History
  • American Indian Quarterly
  • Civil War History
  • Journal of the American Revolution
  • Journal of History and Culture
  • Columbia Journal of American Studies
  • New England Quarterly

Selected Websites and Digital Archives